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Hophaus Annual Dachshund Race - Saturday 13 October 2018, 11am to 1pm - Festivals

Hophaus Annual Dachshund Race

13 Oct 2018, Southgate Restaurant & Shopping Precinct
The Hophaus Annual Dachshund Race is a fun race that also raises money for Dachshund Rescue Australia.
Melbourne World Rice Festival 2018 - Friday 07 December 2018 to Sunday 09 December 2018 - Festivals

Melbourne World Rice Festival 2018

7 Dec 2018 - 9 Dec 2018, Birrarung Marr
A culinary world tour showcasing rice dishes, beverages, and products from around the world, including cooking demos and cultural performances.
Melbourne Writers Festival - Friday 24 August 2018 to Sunday 02 September 2018 - Festivals

Melbourne Writers Festival

24 Aug 2018 - 2 Sep 2018, Federation Square
Melbourne Writers Festival brings together the best writers, thinkers and performers from Australia and around the world.
MEL&NYC - Friday 01 June 2018 to Friday 31 August 2018 - Festivals


1 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018, Various locations
Melbourne is set to take a bite out of the Big Apple this winter, with a city-wide festival to celebrate our cultural connection with New York City.
Bollywood Meets Carnevale Masquerade Ball - Sunday 04 November 2018, 7pm till late - Festivals

Bollywood Meets Carnevale Masquerade Ball

4 Nov 2018, The Peninsula Docklands
Come along to an extravagant gala that embraces all that the Carnevale is, mixed with this year's theme of Bollywood.
Melbourne Rare Book Week - Friday 29 June 2018 to Sunday 08 July 2018 - Festivals

Melbourne Rare Book Week

29 Jun 2018 - 8 Jul 2018, The University of Melbourne
A celebration of literature and the importance of the printed word in this UNESCO City of Literature.
Bastille Day French Festival - Saturday 14 July 2018 to Sunday 15 July 2018 - Festivals

Bastille Day French Festival

14 Jul 2018 - 15 Jul 2018, Meat Market
Dive into this two-day festival of all things French!
Turban Fest - Sunday 19 August 2018, 11am to 5pm - Festivals

Turban Fest

19 Aug 2018, Queensbridge Square
come and enjoy the vibrant Bhangra dances, turban tying, Sikh martial arts and more at Turban Fest.
Moomba Festival 2019 - Friday 08 March 2019 to Monday 11 March 2019 - Festivals

Moomba Festival 2019

8 Mar 2019 - 11 Mar 2019, Alexandra Gardens
Moomba Festival is back in full swing, with a chock-a-block program of free events for the entire family.
Emerging Writers' Festival - Tuesday 19 June 2018 to Friday 29 June 2018 - Festivals

Emerging Writers' Festival

19 Jun 2018 - 29 Jun 2018, The Wheeler Centre Books Writing Ideas
The festival brings together over 200 emerging storytellers to discuss, debate and connect with audiences, at programmed events held across Melbourne.

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There's a wealth of arts festivals for you to enjoy throughout the year in Melbourne – the Melbourne International Arts Festival in October is world renowned.


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